The life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta was extraordinary: her generosity, her tireless struggle for justice, her love and care for the poorest of the poor, and the simplicity of her words and deeds.
But what most moves me about her life was not only her capacity to see and acknowledge the suffering in this world, rather her courage to live it out in her own flesh. Her willingness to draw so close some of the most painful realities such as disease and neglect.
“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.”
On September 4, Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa as an official saint of the Catholic Church! As a way of participating in this exciting event, we invite you to take a tour of the spiritual journey that led Her to holiness. Let us also pray that we too may have the courage to give witness and be a source of Christ’s healing in a world that so desperately needs it.
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